Arrival procedures for travelers flying into Kenya
1. Health Form
All international airline passengers flying into Kenya are required to complete an online Health Information form which needs to be submitted after check-in and before arrival:
Guests should complete and submit this form online once they have checked in and have their seat number before boarding and they should receive a confirmation QR code by email once submitted.
In addition to submitting the forms electronically, it is recommended that they print out a copy of the document in advance and fill it in by hand before landing to speed up the clearing process at JKIA as port health officials may require this form before the screening.
2. Covid-19 PCR Test Certificate
All are transiting and arriving passengers must have a Covid-19 PCR Test Certificate showing a negative test result. The test must have been carried out within a maximum of 72 hours before travel to Kenya and preferably should be in English. So you must have the test done just before the trip but leave enough time to receive the results and the negative test certificate, giving 72 hours validity before you travel.
The Kenya Airports Authority has advised that 72 hours before TRAVEL means before departure on a flight to Kenya. However, it appears that some airlines are insisting that it means 72 hours before ARRIVAL in Kenya, so we recommend that you check with your airline in advance of having the test to clarify exactly what their boarding requirements are so that you can ensure that you comply.
We can arrange for Covid-19 tests to be carried out in Kenya before travelling back home should your airline/destination require this.
3. Countries exempted from quarantine
The Ministry of Transport has published a list of places exempt from any quarantine requirement for passengers arriving in Kenya. The latest list of exempted countries can be seen online here:
Passengers from the list of 207 exempted countries are permitted to enter if these conditions are met:
2) The passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms;
3) The passenger has a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test certificate issued within 96 hours of their international flight departure time.
4. Proof of Vaccination
From 21 December 2021, all inbound and outbound passengers (aged 18 and over) must present a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination.
Important note: There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival in Kenya. Airlines should ensure that all travellers have uploaded both documents into global haven before boarding via www.globalhaven.org.
All passengers coming to Kenya must have a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel.
Operating crew are exempt from the COVID-19 test when on a layover between flights. They must adhere to COVID-19 protocols from airport to hotel/residence and back to the airport.
All travellers (children) below the age of 5 years will be exempted from COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
All travelers will be expected to fill out the travellers’ locator form and submit it before travelling to http://bit.ly/covid19moh and after that submit daily health information to jitenge platform for 14 consecutive days.